Kirk Siegler

Kirk Siegler appears in the following:

Ammon Bundy Is Arrested And Wheeled Out Of The Idaho Statehouse — Again

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

The anti-government activist has been arrested for a second time in two days during a protest at the Idaho state capitol. Police say troopers "were forced to physically remove him."

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Why Rural America Is Fighting The Trump Administration On The Post Office

Thursday, August 20, 2020

The agency serves areas where private carriers won't go. And in those remote communities, which helped elect the president, the Postal Service can be seen as a lifeline as well as a human connection.

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Rural Schools Struggle With Road Ahead In Era Of Coronavirus

Monday, August 17, 2020

Some schools across the country are under pressure to reopen for in-person classes, even in states like Idaho where coronavirus cases continue to rise out of control.

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Trump To Withdraw Polarizing Nominee To Lead Bureau Of Land Management

Saturday, August 15, 2020

The Trump administration is planning to withdraw William Perry Pendley as its nominee to lead the agency. Pendely has faced criticism for past statements in support of selling off public land.

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Why A Vote For Trump's Lands Appointee May Put Some Western Republicans In A Bind

Monday, August 10, 2020

Republican senators facing tough reelections may be in the hot seat when it comes time to vote on President Trump's controversial nominee to head the nation's largest public lands agency.

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Who Will Lead The Bureau Of Land Managment Turns Into Fierce Fight

Monday, August 10, 2020

Western GOP senators facing tough reelection bids may be in the spotlight when it comes time to vote on President Trump's controversial nominee to head the nation's largest public lands agency.

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal Of Cliven Bundy Case

Thursday, August 06, 2020

The judges reject an attempt by the government to get a retrial in the case stemming from an armed standoff on public land near Bundy's ranch.

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Black Civil Rights Leaders In Oregon Say Now Is The Time For Change

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

They announced a two-year plan they say will dismantle systemic racism in the state. Among other things, they want more money for mental health and for a Black-led study on improving public safety.

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'Patriot' Movement Conspicuously Absent From Portland's Federal Overreach Protests

Monday, July 27, 2020

Protests in Portland, Ore., have grown increasingly heated and even violent. But one typically outspoken movement in the Northwest has been noticeably absent from the anger on the streets.

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How Far Right Supports Protests Over Unwelcome Presence Of Federal Agents In Portland

Monday, July 27, 2020

Protests in Portland, Ore., have grown increasingly heated and even violent. But one typically outspoken movement in the Northwest has been noticeably absent from the anger on the streets.

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Portland Protests Continue For 59th Consecutive Day

Saturday, July 25, 2020

In Portland, a federal judge has denied a request by the state of Oregon to halt federal police activity. The decision comes as Trump is reportedly mulling sending more federal agents to other cities.

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Sierra Club Denounces Founder John Muir For Racism

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The head of the environmental organization Sierra Club has denounced the group's founder, John Muir, as racist. The move reflects wider workplace turmoil after national protests over systemic racism.

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Bars Struggle After Being Forced To Close Again During Pandemic

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

After allowing bars to reopen, some states and counties are forcing them to close after COVID-19 cases surge. Bar owners are struggling to balance safety and health risks with economic realities.

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Small Rural Idaho Hospital Faces Potential COVID-19 Spike After July 4th Celebrations

Sunday, July 05, 2020

Many rural hospitals are seeing few or no cases of COVID-19. But with Fourth of July celebrations going ahead, one Idaho town is nervous about an how they might cope with a potential infection spike.

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On The Brink, Rural Hospitals Brace For New Surge In COVID-19 Cases

Friday, July 03, 2020

Rural "critical access" hospitals, often some of the largest employers in small towns, have been operating on razor-thin margins throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

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Montana Tribe Hoping To Finally Increase Coronavirus Testing

Friday, June 26, 2020

The pandemic has exposed disparities in healthcare among people of color, and tribal communities are among the hardest hit. The state is trying to change that with free mass testing.

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Montana Tribal Communities Offer Free Mass Testing To Contain The Coronavirus

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The coronavirus has exposed disparities in healthcare among people of color, and tribal communities are among the hardest hit. Montana is trying to change that with free mass testing.

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Steve Bullock's COVID-19 Response May Boost His Senate Run In Montana

Thursday, June 25, 2020

He has been praised for his handling of the pandemic, which is becoming a key issue in his bid to unseat Republican Sen. Steve Daines. Montana now has the lowest coronavirus infection rate in the U.S.

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In Omaha, Protesters Vow To Keep Pushing For Systemic Policing Changes

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Omaha, Neb., community organizer Morgann Freeman believes this year's election is still the best place to affect change.

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Nebraska DA Wants Grand Jury To Review Black Man's Death By White Bar Owner

Friday, June 05, 2020

The district attorney in Omaha had ruled the fatal shooting of African-American James Scurlock by a white bar owner during protests was self defense, but now a further investigation is likely.

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